How to choose the best GP locum agency?

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"Want to find the perfect GP recruitment agency? Look for one with a proven track record, excellent industry knowledge, and a personalized approach to matching candidates with practices. Don't settle for anything less."

If you are a GP who has decided to become a full-time locum or pick up locum shifts around your permanent role, then you might be starting to think about which locum recruitment agency you should work with.

If you want to achieve the best outcome it is preferable to work with one agency, but make sure they work the hardest for you.

Working with one medical recruitment agency will allow you to build a strong trusting relationship with your recruitment consultant, meaning they will go the extra mile to find you the best GP locum opportunities, that are suited to your needs. We get it, there are heaps of agencies out there, and choosing the correct one can seem like a difficult task! In this article, we will look at the five primary factors we believe GPs should consider when choosing the best GP locum agency, and the benefits of connecting with Medrecruit.

A locum agency that understands General Practice

As a GP looking to locum one of the main things to look for should be specialisation. Will they offer you a recruitment consultant who is dedicated to General Practice and has their finger on the pulse of the industry?

You need a specialist who understands the GP market with the right knowledge, industry relationships, and networks to help you find the locum roles you are after.

At Medrecruit, you would be paired with one of our GP specialists. These staff are experts in the GP field, have great relationships with hospitals, clinics, and practices across Australia, and can help you find GP roles before they reach the market.

A locum agency that has more GP jobs

Choosing a locum agency with a large amount of GP locum roles gives you more chances of finding an opportunity that is perfect for you, and then finding your next perfect placement after that.

Medrecruit has more than double the number of locum or permanent jobs than any medical recruitment agency in Australasia. Partnering with Medrecruit will give you access to the largest network of employers to increase your chances of landing your ideal GP role.

A locum agency that can support you

When you choose a medical recruitment agency you should look for one that can offer you the most support, so you can focus on what you do best, healing the sick and in some cases saving lives!

When you choose a medical recruitment agency you want one who is willing to become your team. Search for jobs, help with your CV, do your paperwork, and then deal with the travel logistics - so you don't have to.

At Medrecruit, not only do you get a specialist GP recruitment consultant, but we also have many support teams in place to handle the logistics of your placement from travel details to getting paid. And what’s more – our service is entirely free.

An agency that cares about the quality of your next GP role

It is important when selecting your agency to find an agency that cares about the quality of your next locum GP role and strives to deliver what you are looking for. Whatever your lifestyle or career goals are, our Specialist GP team exists to help you discover them.

Helping our doctors find better is at the core of everything we do, which is why our founder Dr Sam Hazeldine and our partner company Medworld changed the Declaration of Geneva to include the health and the wellbeing of the doctor.

A locum agency that puts you first

In your initial strategy session with Medrecruit, your General Practice Specialist will work with you to get clear on the outcomes for your life. Our General Practice team visit various healthcare providers, meaning we can give you a true representation of the sort of working environment you are being put forward to.

Our GP Specialist team is comprised of professionals with expert knowledge in the General Practice space. We are experienced in recruiting top talent for clients we have worked with for several years. Joining our pre-existing network of over 70,000 doctors finding better will allow you to be perfectly matched to doctor jobs that are best suited to you.

If you would like to learn more about locuming as a GP, register, and one of our specialist team will be in touch.

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Medrecruit Editorial Team
31 October 2022Article by Medrecruit Editorial TeamMedrecruit Editor